Château Cru Cantemerle

Domaine de Montille

Corton Grand Cru Chardonnay 2011

Tasted double blind. Poured a light straw color. Oh. Snap. The nose is so compelling with strong mineral aromas of crushed rock, star fruit, and lime. The palate gets blanketed with bright tropical fruits, lime-ade and minerals...and minerals...and minerals. So much intensity!! Laser focused acid. Fabulous balance. The finish lasts for several minutes...and you love every second of it. It comes across so young. A tremendous wine. — 5 days ago

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Domaine Paul Pernot et Ses Fils

Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru Chardonnay 1996

Ever so slightly oxed but like...it’s 24 years old. And it’s really damn good. Got that lovely old white wine dehydrated pee color. Nutty, butterscotch, marzipan, lemon curd, baked apple, creamy tangerine, mineral, iodine, smoke. And the acid is still so lively. Still evolving after 90 minutes. — 7 days ago

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Awesome, picked up the 2016 late last year!
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@Severn Goodwin Nice! Should have a good two decades on that bad boy
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Yeah, they're in hiding, for likely about that long!

Domaine Louis Michel & Fils

Montmain Chablis Premier Cru Chardonnay 2018

First time having Montmain. Lemon curd, lime zest, tons of minerality, precisely driven mouthfeel, salinity, lots of lees contact, mouth filling acidity and a long finish. — a day ago

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With delicious Sushi

Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Enjoyed this aged Bordeaux over the weekend. Probably passed it’s peak but still lots of fun. Elements of tobacco, leather, and plum. — 20 days ago

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Guy Charlemagne

Mesnillésime Grand Cru Champagne 2005

Under the category of great bottles vs great wines....this was singing as compared to the same bottle year that seemed tired and over the hill. Love Les Mesnil — 12 days ago

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Michel Rebourgeon

Les Pezerolles Pommard 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

An epic epic Pezerolles. Unreal nose. Superbly floral and just so gorgeous. Red cherry, black cherry, floral again, hint of licorice. So stunningly fragrant. Just bright and lifted. Palate is just oozing with gorgeous pure fruit. Red fruit driven with a black fruit edge to it. Sappy and so complete. What a long finish. Stoney aromas after some air. Palate has melty tannins that are so fine. Seems a bit closed initially but the super long finish makes me think this has more to say. 9.3 for now. I’ll be back.

This opened up after air end a day and became much more integrated. It’s a big wine in need of age but a smokeshow. 9.3 to 9.4 but with age will be 9.6
— 3 days ago

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Jean-Marc Roulot

Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

2010. Discret au debut mais la signature est venu apres 1 heure. — 8 days ago

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Quelle signature habituellement en plus!

Vincent Dauvissat

Séchet Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2008

Light yellow gold. Bright fruit forward nose. Notes of lemon and apricot, wet gravel stone, some honey and a delicious spice. Fine grained acidity hits the mouth and makes an impact. Great nose powers up over the evening. Still young and needs more time to improve. Lighter in the mid palate but still outperforms expectations. — 6 days ago

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Vineyard 29

Cru Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

David T
9.3

Just on the other side of peak. Love it.

So this wine is critically in its last year. Not the case at all. Still had five years of good life in it.

I think people are so used to drinking wine young, critics purposely conservatively set their drinking windows to the younger side.

This 06 is just and I mean just the other side of its bell curve. I enjoy them at that stage and in fact, live on those descriptive edges quite often. .

The nose reveals; ruby, ripe & slightly baked fruits of; sweet, black plum, blackberries, black cherries, stewed strawberries, black raspberries, plums, raspberries, cranberries, pomegranate, raspberry cola, dry, crushed rocks, dry twig, dark spice, anise to black licorice, soft sweet tarriness, sage, graphite, dry tobacco, limestone minerals, soft leather, blonde volcanics, dark, slightly moist soils with candied, fresh & slightly withering; dark, red, purple, blue florals framed in lavender.

The palate is; round, juicy, voluptuous & sexy. Tannins are rounded yet firm & tarry. The tension, structure, balance and length are peaking. Ruby, ripe & slightly baked fruits of; sweet, black plum, blackberries, black cherries, stewed strawberries, black raspberries, plums, raspberries, cranberries, pomegranate, raspberry cola, dry, crushed rocks, dry twig, dark spice, anise to black licorice, dark chocolate, caramel, mocha, soft sweet tarriness, sage, Provence herbs, graphite, dry tobacco, limestone minerals, soft leather, blonde volcanics, dark, slightly soils with candied, fresh & slightly withering; dark, red, purple, blue florals framed in lavender. The acidity is round & like a gentle rain shower. The finish is rich, lush, ruby, nicely polished, elegant & finishing with persistent dark spices for minutes.

Photos of our visit to Vineyard 29. Our tasting area, two shots of the walk to their tasting room and display room of their love for a guitar artist I can’t remember.
— 22 days ago

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Domaine Barat

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

Domaine Barat Vaillons Chablis Premier Cru 2018: Clean. Bright. Refreshing acidity. Nice apple & lemon flavors with an elegant touch of minerality. This was my French white selection from last week’s virtual wine tasting. Cheers🍷 — 9 days ago

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